Peopleconnexion PNG company update: Congratulations Fraser Hawkins


This week is an exciting one for Peopleconnexion PNG.

After four years operating in Papua New Guinea, Peopleconnexion PNG is in expansion mode.

As part of our next stage of growth, Peopleconnexion is proud to announce our resident expat specialist Fraser Hawkins? next position as Regional Manager, PNG & Asia Pacific.

Since joining Peopleconnexion in 2010, Fraser has worked closely with a wide range of clients across the Asia Pacific region.

After originally starting at Peopleconnexion with an Australian mining and engineering portfolio Fraser shifted focus to Papua New Guinea in 2014. Since then, he has collaborated with Kristine Berry, Peopleconnexion Director, and Stephen Mead, PNG Country Manager, to build operations and capability in Papua New Guinea, honing in on expatriate recruitment.

Directors Kristine Berry and Lesieli Taviri congratulate Fraser on his new position:

 Kristine commented, ?Fraser has been a valuable member of our team since joining Peopleconnexion. He has developed key clients within the region and proven his capability as a special recruiter. His knowledge of the PNG market and networks have been instrumental to his success as an expat specialist.?

The entire Peopleconnexion team is excited to see where this next step takes Fraser and the PNG team this year, and into the future.

We sat down with Fraser to get his thoughts on what’s coming up in 2018 and where Peopleconnexion PNG is headed next:


What’s new in 2018?

The main focus of this new role will be primarily focused on working closely with Kristine and Stephen on growing Peopleconnexion PNG.

In the past few years, we have already set up on the ground in Port Moresby and undertaken work in virtually every region across Papua New Guinea. The hard work of the entire team has allowed us to expand our recruitment services across South East Asia and the Pacific into Malaysia, Myanmar, Solomon Islands and Fiji so it’s a natural progression to focus on growing the business even further in 2018.


The next phase for Peopleconnexion PNG

For us, this next phase is all about developing the business. We?re building capacity, building the team and preparing for a whole new stage.

This move may seem a little bullish given market conditions and challenges like the availability of foreign currency, but our best years have actually been when the market in Papua New Guinea has been slower.

Once projects like the Total venture and Wafi Golpu filter through, there will be flow-on effects to all of the industries that support the projects ? aviation, logistics, food production – and the industries that support them, and so on.

In preparation for positive years that are just on the horizon, we have some exciting announcements coming up.



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